I am supposed to attending a work event today. I usually cope ok and no one knows I have this history of anxiety and depression. We have a lot going on at the moment including looking at houses with a view to moving.
I have a bit of a cold, a heavy period and just feel I can't go. I am so dizzy whenever I move my head. I'm shaking and feel sick. Got up at 6, had breakfast, brushed my teeth, shower. Keep having moments of feeling fine and rallying round, then suddenly overwhelming dizziness.
I just feel I can never try to achieve anything in my life as whenever I am under a bit of pressure I just dip out as I can't cope with my anxiety symptoms.
I'll be so depressed if I stay home in hiding today, but I am too scared to go. What if I have the symptoms when there? What if I faint? Vomit? I can't
What are you most anxious or scared of? It sounds like the work event has turned into something awful for you.
If you think you may feel worse from staying at home, in terms of feeling low about it, go along and just know that you're in control and you really can leave if you need to. I really felt for you when I read your message - I've been there and neither option feels safe or comfortable. You said you always experience this - are you seeking help or support for anxiety? X
Only now seen thiS. I would have called in sick. I have periods occasionally like you describe,I certainly wouldnt be able to work feeling like that. I had a good sickness record. But what you describe would and did floor me. It had nothing to do with anxiety or depression or whatever.
You're right. I've never had a period like it. So heavy and painful. Thank you for appreciating how important it is that I know this isn't the dreaded anxiety returning. I have spent 2 1/2 hours in bed this afternoon and still feel pretty washed out. It's such a relief.
I am under stress at the mo. Lovely dh sat down with me this morning and wrote down all the things I'm worried about so we could go through them and try to make things easier. It did help. Can stress affect periods?
Thank you again for replying. I am so glad I didn't go!
Yes I believe stress can make periods worse. Could you be a bit anaemic as that can cause heavy periods. Heavy periods can cause anaemia which is a bit of a vicious circle. I also think if you are anaemic it can affect your mood and make you more prone to anxiety and depression.